Time for our weekly 'Morrissey or Taylor Swift?' challenge, in which we throw out some lyrics and you try to figure out if they were written by everyone's favorite grumpy indie rocker or the world's most popular 23-year-old pop star.
If you were to take Morrissey's and Taylor Swift's reputations on face value, then it would be pretty easy to figure out who wrote these mystery songs every week. But both singers and songwriters go way deeper than their public personas let on.
In this week's Morrissey or Taylor Swift? challenge, we're hitting a familiar subject for the pair of singers and songwriters: love. While you might not think the King of Mope and the Princess of Pop have much in common, a thorough survey of their songs proves you'd be wrong.
Don't assume anything about today's Morrissey or Taylor Swift challenge. This is one that's best cracked analytically, piece by piece. Start with what you know about the currently not-touring Morrissey and the currently touring Taylor Swift, run that info through a few tests and see if you can figure out who wrote today's mystery lyrics.
You can't keep a good man down! After canceling several dates and then the whole of his North American tour this winter -- the result of some major health issues that included Barrett's esophagus and double pneumonia -- Morrissey has scheduled June concerts in seven cities in Mexico. He'll apparently close things out with a gig at the National Auditorium in Mexico City and then hit other countries in Latin America.
Put on your thinking caps. We have another toughie in our weekly 'Morrissey or Taylor Swift?' challenge, in which we throw out some lyrics that were written by either the indie-rock diva who used to sing for the Smiths or the pop star who used to sing country music.